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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

Why is not alcohol banned in USA ? Alcohol causes cancer, organ damage & Christianity also forbids it.?

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  • Matt
    Lv 5
    2 months ago
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    They tried that before. Didn't work out.

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  • 2 months ago

    US history tells us that at one point it was banned here:

    The 18th Amendment passed both chambers of the U.S. Congress in December 1917 and was ratified by the requisite three-fourths of the states in January 1919.

    It read this way:

    Section 1After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

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    The Women's Temperance Movement and Anti-Saloon League heavily promoted this amendment because those groups associated the use of alcohol with many of the social, moral, and economic problems of the country.  President Wilson vetoed the amendment, but his veto was overruled by Congress.

    The Amendment came to an end with the passing of the 21st Amendment in March 1933, shortly after taking office, Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act, which amended the Volstead Act, permitting the manufacturing and sale of low-alcohol beer and wines (up to 3.2 percent alcohol by volume). Nine months later, on December 5, 1933, federal prohibition was repealed with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment (which allowed prohibition to be maintained at the state and local levels). The Eighteenth Amendment is the only amendment to have secured ratification and later been repealed.

    Some unanticipated problems took place during that short period of ratification.  In large cities, mob organizations began to secretly sell alcohol,in places called "speak-easys", and those considerable profits increased the revenue for those illegal organizations, which in turn, wielded considerable influence on the politics of those cities. 

    In poor states such as those in the Appalachian Mountains, more local people began to increase the production of illegal alcoholic beverages, called "moonshine" (a practice which people have been doing in the US since at least the early to mid-1800s), while claiming that the Federal Government was depriving them of an important income stream.

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    It is true that even today, alcohol abuse has caused many problems including transportation accidents, family abuse, and related physical ailments such as cirrhosis of the liver.

    However, when used in moderation, certain alcoholic beverages such as wine have many health benefits.  It is really a matter of the quantity, physical tendencies toward addiction, and the motive behind drinking to excess, which lead to the problems that people have suffered due to alcoholism.

    So while wine is listed among the gifts of God (Ps 104:15) that "makes the heart of mortal man rejoice", the Bible also warns against the dangers of alcoholism ("drunkards"), which can deprive one of a place in God's kingdom.  (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

    Proverbs 23:29-35    29 Who has woe? Who has uneasiness?    Who has quarrels? Who has complaints?    Who has wounds for no reason? Who has bleary eyes?    30 Those lingering long over wine;    Those searching out mixed wine.    31 Do not look at the wine’s red color    As it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly,

        32 For in the end it bites like a serpent,    And it secretes poison like a viper.    33 Your eyes will see strange things,    And your heart will speak perverse things.    34 And you will be like one lying down in the middle of the sea,    Like one lying at the top of a ship’s mast.    35 You will say: “They have struck me, but I did not feel it.*    They beat me, but I did not know it.    When will I wake up?    I need another drink.”

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  • 2 months ago

    Simple..... MONEY.  The same reason that tobacco is not banned as well.  Both of these industries boast profits of tens if not hundreds of billions of dollars a year in profits.  You really think they would voluntarily cut off that kind of revenue?  No, they won't.  They will just keep taxing the crap out of it because they know people will pay for it and keep making them more money.  It's all about money.  And besides, religious beliefs should NEVER be allowed to influence or dictate laws......EVER.  Just look at history.  In every single case that a Theocracy has had power, it has been an instant violation of human rights.  No exception.  That is a fact.

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  • 2 months ago

    What's your reason to mention Christianity? Priest and preacher drink alcoholic beverages, and besides religion has no right to say  a damn thing about such laws.

    • Acer
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      2 months agoReport

      Didn't your Jesus turn water into wine?

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  • 2 months ago

    Right!  The wine served at The Last Supper was really only Welch's grape juice.

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    • Roberta B
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      2 months agoReport

      The method used to pasteurize grape juice to keep it from turning into wine was developed by Welch, who lived long after Jesus was on earth. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Bull.  Jesus' very first miracle was turning water into wine, and wine was drunk at the Last Supper.  Also, wine in moderation is beneficial.

    Make an effort, troll.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
    • Hindusufi
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Some people do communion all day every day, that's a problem.

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  • 2 months ago

    good thing the USA is not a christian nation....alcohol in moderation actually has benefits, you should look them up

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  • Paul
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Christianity does not forbid alcohol. Some extremist Protestants may do so, but 95% of Christian churches do not. In fact, the original and true Christian Church uses wine in the most sacred sacrament Jesus gave us, just as He Himself did, and commanded us too do. Churches should, and do, forbid the abuse of alcohol, but not using it responsibly.

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  • tenn
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If Christians stopped drinking alcohol the industry would go out of business.

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  • Caesar
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You are aware of how prohibition backfired and gave America an era of gangsters... you are aware of some Drugs are banned and how the war on drugs deal go... Alcohol is like arms some type of people will abuse ...in many countries wine and beer is even on McDonald’s and Swiss gun ownership remains fairly high for Europe but Swiss doesn't have mass shootings like USA, is the culture and the education about Alcohol..who know?

    https://www.thrillist.com/culture/mcdonalds-beer

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